Article in "LIFE" magazine about what the Germans did to Greece during WWII (the massacre at the town of Distomo)

Article in "LIFE" magazine about what the Nazi Germans did to Greece during WWII (including the massacre at the town of Distomo, hence the photo)

Ano Lechonia, Magnesia, Greece, July 9, 1944. Gestapo and Greek collaborationists (group EASAD) killed 3 women: Lucia (mother, aged 60, on the right), Sophia (daughter, aged 38, in the middle) of the rich family Topali, and Philitsa Kalavrou (their housekeeper, aged 40, on the left).   B/W photo by Kostas ZImeris.

Ano Lechonia, Magnesia, Greece, July Gestapo and Greek soldiers killed 3 women of a family

Greece, 1941-1944. German occupation forces preparing the execution by hanging of a Greek resistant.

Greece, German occupation forces prepare to execute a Greek partisan.

German Nazi paratrooper fires his pistol into Cretan villagers massacred by the Germans at Kondomari, Crete, Greece, June 1941.

Killed Greek civilians in Kondomari, Crete, Greece, June 1941 (German Federal Archive)

Cretans attacking 3 Germans battle of Crete 1941. Island of the brave. 8000 German paratroopers dropped on a tiny island and the Greek resistance with little help from British killed more then half the troops as they were coming down. The Greeks would stab them with pitchforks and steal their weapons. Fields of blood ran.

Cretans attacking 3 Germans battle of Crete Island of the brave.

Germans soldiers on parade in Athens, 1941, #solebike, #Athens, #e-bike tours

May German troops parade in Constitution square, Athens, Greece. The rock of the Acropolis can be seen in the back. The building in the right foreground, the Grand Bretagne hotel, is still in operation today.

LIFE Magazine / Distomo massacre 1944

LIFE Magazine / Distomo massacre 1944 "Her baby was in her arms when a German soldier shot him in the head. The scar on her shoulder is where the bullet went through.

Crete, Greece. German paratroopers executing local partisans that were murdering their comrades. May-June 1941.

German WWII atrocities in Greece: Italian troops attempted an invasion of Greece in October but the Greek army forced the invaders back across the border into Albania.

German paratrooper and two Greek gendarmes guard a pile of weapons surrendered by British soldiers captured in the town of Corinth, Greece, March-April 1941.

demons: “ A German fallschirmjäger looks at a pile of captured weapons; in the background captured Greece officers are lined up in Corinth, 1941 ”

1941- Greek soldiers take time out for meal in snow-covered Tepelini sector of Albania during battle with Italians.

Greek soldiers take time out for meal in snow-covered Tepelini sector of Albania during battle with Italians.

Upper photo: Villagers of Kondomari, Crete witnessing an execution. The Fallschirmjäger executed in groups of eight at each time.  Down photo: Kondomarians being fired at.

Upper photo: Villagers of Kondomari, Crete Island Greece- witnessing an execution. The Fallschirmjäger executed in groups of eight at each time.

December 1944 ~ Syntagma square, Athens (photo by Dmitri Kessel)

GREECE - December 1944 -Syntagma square - Athens (photo by Dmitri Kessel)!

Greek soldiers descend the hill during the war with Italy.

Greek soldiers charge down the side of an Albanian mountain slope during the…

From the photographic series "The Resistance in Epirus,1941-1944," at the Benaki Museum, Photographer Kostas Balafas (Κώστας Μπαλάφας)

From the photographic series "The Resistance in at the Benaki Museum, Photographer Kostas Balafas (Κώστας Μπαλάφας)

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